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North St. Paul Prayer Breakfast attracts large crowd

North St. Paul Community Prayer Breakfast committee members Crist Langelett, left, and Kitty Sundberg, right, visit with guests after the Sept. 26 event. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Kirsten Broman King, a North graduate, was the guest speaker at the 32nd annual North St. Paul Community Prayer Breakfast at K&J Catering Sept. 26. Kirsten, who serves on the staff of Youth and Family Ministries at First Evangelical Free Church in Maplewood, spoke on striving for unity in community and Colossians 3:12-13 and James 1:5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

About 85 people attended the North St. Paul Community Prayer Breakfast on Sept. 26 at K & J Catering in North St. Paul.


A somewhat true tale of Robin Hood - photos

Linda Baumeister/Review

Jessica Arend as Lady Marion and Nathan Cousins playing Robin Hood star in the Front Porch Theatre’s “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Keeping with the theme of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, the hope was to give a free, family-friendly performance while also raising money and awareness for those in need. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Audiences brought lawn chairs from home to the Donley family’s Burr Street home in Maplewood to take in “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Three different charities -- Feed My Starving Children, World Vision, and The Family Place -- were highlighted on each of the performance nights. Representatives from the charities gave a brief talk afterwards. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Local professional and semi-professional actors put a comic spin on Robin Hood during performances last weekend as the Donley family’s property in Maplewood transforms into Sherwood Forest.


‘Children of Eden’ presented at St. Mark’s Church

Noah and his family are a big part of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church drama department’s ‘Children of Eden’ upcoming production. The musical focuses on family, love, greed, anger and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Hannah Scout Field, cast as Eve, Andy Doran as God, and Matt Okoneski playing Adam will perform in ‘Children of Eden,’ based on the Book of Genesis. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

‘Children of Eden’ will be presented Aug. 7 through 17 by the drama department at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North St. Paul.


Maplewood illustrator recreates classic fables

Mike Wilke, writer and illustrator for Cornerstone Stories, says his favorite fable he’s done is “The Bearded Fool,” a story about a man who decides to burn part of his beard off after reading that all men with long beards are fools. “I did relate to it,” Wilke laughs. (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Maplewood illustrator Mike Wilke exhibits comics from his book “Watermelon Bones: The Sequel.” (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Political cartoonist Mike Wilke, 58, has been drawing for most of his life, but he’s never done anything like this. For the past year, Wilke has been illustrating fables for children’s books.


River Rats launch summer season at Keller Lake

The Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team performed this summer’s first show at Keller Lake in Maplewood with pyramids, barefooting, doubles, jumps and more June 26. The ski club normally performs on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis but couldn’t last week due to high water. The water ski show unfolded with a Star Wars theme.

A spray of water followed as the Twin Cities River Rats highlighted their backside, barefoot and spinning feats Thursday evening.

Both Stormtroopers and a Jedi Jump Team brought daring acts as the Twin Cities River Rats hit the jump going 36 miles per hour.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review